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Regulator Dopplebock Lager | Bull City Burger And Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bull City Burger And Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by VaterRoss on 01-31-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by devilben02:
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in a standard shaker pint, this one has a warm, transparent chestnut brown color topped by a modest eggshell-white head. The aroma is subtle but alluring, with a fresh, sweet combination of cherries and dark caramel. The flavor is more rich and heartily grainy, with an almost barley-wine-like profile that features a big earthy and spicy hop character that pushes the malty fruitiness towards the background. The mouthfeel is slightly drying, the sharp but fine carbonation is a bit aggressive, and there is a noticeable alcohol character, which all combine to detract from the interesting flavor profile. In the end, though, the somewhat well-balanced, complex flavors make this beer quite satisfying.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of BigGold
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at the Bull City Burger and Brewery, Durham, North Carolina, on draft into mug. Good example of the style, Regulator Doppelbock is a nice complement to the excellent burgers on offer there.

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Photo of VaterRoss
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at BCBB into a tumbler

Appearance is a clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Very red and fairly light colored for the style. As seems to be the case for the style, the head goes away pretty quickly leaving a small ring. A hint of lacing at the top of the glass. The nose is that of light continental hops (spiciness), dark malts, and a subdued sweetness. Taste is fairly malty (dark malts) and hoppier than a German doppelbock. There is a very slight hint of something flat/stale in the taste that is preventing this beer from greatness. Has a nice light bitter finish. Mouth feel is med-heavy weight and features some of that doppelback metallic feel.

Overall this beer is less malty than Optimator, less metallic/soy saucy than Salvator, all the while being hoppier than both. Sorta what I imagine an American doppelbock to taste like. If it wasn't for the slight off taste, this would be my favorite doppel by far. A solid beer in its own right and quite drinkable for the abv.

note: "dopplebock" is the brewery's spelling

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Photo of plinythederek
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barhoppin13
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Regulator Dopplebock Lager from Bull City Burger And Brewery
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